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Mike B.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1992
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Mike B.

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learn proper finger style technique. Beginner to advanced

About Mike

I teach all styles of music and all levels of ability. As I look back at my life, I see that music was my constant companion. My passion for music, and more specifically for the guitar, goes back to the time when, as a ten year old I received a guitar for my birthday. The sound of the instrument t

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Jenifer C
Mike is a great teacher!!! thank you so much for all your help.
John
Mike is a great guitar teacher!!!! He is really patient and organized.
Emmanuel P.
Really happy with Mike. He knows how to work with kids. My son feels confident on his first class. Thank you.
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Roberto S.

1 Review
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Master of Arts. Music Performance from Hunter College/CUNY
  • Teaching since 1997
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Roberto S.

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Roberto is very warm, patient, encouraging teacher. He will help you achieve fluency in the guitar, as well as learn how to read music while you are having fun.

About Roberto

Hi, there! My name is Roberto and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since around 2001 and have loved helping my students improve their technique, win prizes at competitions, and enjoy playing the guitar. I went to Hunter College/CUNY and earned a degree in Master of Arts i

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Juan Carlos Moreno
I had the good fortune of having Roberto as my Traditional Harmony and Counterpoint teacher when going for my Music Degree in Mexico City. I can tell you his class was one of a kind and he turned a couple of the most complicated subjects of music into something very enjoyable. He's a strict teacher, but he values hard work dearly and he was always available for a student seeking help.
Manuel Vargas Mena
I had the pleasure and honor of being one of his students in Mexico City while I was in music college. He's a very disciplined teacher (never missed a class) and he has complete dominion over the subjects he teaches. Roberto's not only an amazing guitarist but he has a unique way of teaching music theory and history that makes you quite familiar with the different approaches to music over the different ages. He also shows a legitimate interest over his students, he challenges then and even owns when he's pointed out mistakes by them. During my time as his student I also realized that he was quite respected by the other professors. Fair warning: he can be a little sarcastic but he means no offense whatsoever to his students and fellow musicians.
Quique Escamilla
Roberto is a an excellent music teacher with invaluable knowledge and years of teaching experience. I have had the opportunity to study with him at 2 separate different periods in my music career/life—years ago, at a music college first, and more recently I've had the opportunity to reconnect with him and continue furthering my music knowledge with his great help over online classes. He has been very helpful, very patient, and I can highly recommend him as a great music teacher to anyone, at any level.
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Diego A.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Flamenco Guitar Performance (Highest Honors) from Fundacion Cristina Heeren de Arte Flamenco (Seville, Spain)
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Diego A.

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Diego Alonso has over 19 years of professional teaching and performance experience in classical guitar and has given over 10,000 private guitar lessons. In addition Diego has given workshops, clinics and lectures on expert practice and performance strategies for schools and universities across the globe.

Diego studied classical guitar for 3 years with Peter Aglinskas at Loyola University and then studied privately with virtuouso Denis Azabagic for 1 year. In addition to his classical guitar studies, DIego has Masters degree in flamenco pedagogy & musicology ("flamencología") from ESMUC (Barcelona) and graduated with highest honors in flamenco guitar performance from the Fundación Cristina Heeren (Sevilla).

He also has a very strong background in Latin-jazz guitar (David Bloom and John Moulder) and offers private lessons, master classes, educational performances and lectures on flamenco and on research based, expert practice and expert performance strategies.

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About Diego

Diego Alonso is a flamenco and classical guitarist with over 19 years of professional teaching and performance experience. He has a Masters degree in flamenco pedagogy & musicology ("flamencología") from ESMUC (Barcelona) and graduated with highest honors in flamenco guitar performance from the Fun

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Yvette M
What a brilliant instructor! Diego is well organized, welcoming, patient and encouraging. In the first class he transmitted a great deal of knowledge to me. He did so with acute attention to details and in highly methodological fashion. He truly is an expert! I am well on my way to learning how to play the guitar. And because Diego has a wealth of experience and expertise, I trust his pedagogy.
Jim Dyer
Diego focuses on what and how to practice to get through difficulties and keep improving. I am really enjoying the class!
Maria
I love guitar lessons with Diego!! He introduced me to various techniques that help develop the skill more effectively and are based on psychological research and years of experience.
At the end of every class, he sends me an email with notes and recordings of him showing how to play a piece, so I have access to all the tips and references from my classes.
Also, I love how he reminds me to rest my arm, play with minimal necessary tension, so that playing is comfortable!!
Finally, I find his calm, patient presence creates a good atmosphere for me to learn as I feel comfortable making a mistake while having guidance how to fix it.

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Kelvin L.

157 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
  • Teaching since 1984
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Kelvin L.

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I have been teaching guitar for more than 15 years.
Every student is unique. We all have different ways of learning and retaining information: by rote, from a printed score, by ear, etc... Each student is interviewed and consulted to gain an understanding of how they learn most effectively and to create customized private lessons on the guitar.
For classical guitar, there again are strict technical guidelines to achieve a beautiful tone and effective movement. To supplement my private instruction, I use different method of books and others for technical training and basic music theory as they relate to the guitar.

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects o

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Diego
This rating is based on just a single 30 minute lesson. We may try to make it longer for our next two lessons. Our grandson, 9, really enjoyed it.
Ryan J.
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I enjoyed the lesson
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Blake C.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Science from University of Mary
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Blake C.

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I provide formal classical guitar instruction from beginner to advanced. I studied at the American Conservatory of Music and the Chicago Musical College with Paul Henry in addition to numerous master classes.

About Blake

My passion for guitar and music has been alive as long as I can remember. Don't get me wrong, guitar and I had our ups and downs. Serious issues! At times guitar was stubborn and difficult. In fact, while attending the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago on the Presidential Scholarship in Cl

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Tiffany S.
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Blake not only knows his stuff but he also knows how to teach. Phenomenal teacher.
Antoinette
Excellent instructions
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Frankie P.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 1997
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Frankie P.

30 Reviews
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My primary ensemble focus at Berklee revolved around the classical guitar. I emphasize the PIMA method and the understanding of chord structures.

About Frankie

Hello, future student. I want to tell you just a little about myself to see if you would like to study with me. I have over 20 years of teaching experience with degrees from West Virginia University, Berklee College of Music, the University of West London, along with a Doctorate in Music Educa

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Sarah
Enjoyed my first lesson! Got my work cut out!
Carter M.
Frankie’s great. My son has progressed well and is learning a lot!

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Average Cost of Classical Guitar Lessons in Cleveland, TN

The average cost of 60-minute classical guitar lessons in Cleveland is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Seth is very talented and explains things in simple ways that are easy to understand. I am so glad to have found him!"
Pauline Eadie
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Seth D.
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"I enjoy the lessons with Jesse very much!!! He is professional, patient and with a pleasant personality. I never touched guitar before. It's amazing how Jesse taught me from the very begining and helped me to reach the goals each time. Looking forward to the upcoming lessons!"
Yijia
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"I've been studying classical guitar with William (at his location) for almost 3 months now. Initially, he helped me find an instrument that would meet my needs and taught me how to care for it. I'd call him a connoisseur of classical acoustic guitars! He know how they should sound and has valuable guidance to provide for beginning guitarists like me who may not be as able to see or hear the differences. I'm glad I got his advice before making a commitment / investment on a particular instrument.

I am 46 and have a musical background (I already play both piano and trombone). William has very effectively adapted his teaching to fit with the skills I already have. In some cases that means speeding up and in other cases going back to basics to make sure I have the fundamentals down.

His knowledge of music and musical instruments enables him to very effectively describe to experienced musicians how the guitar is different from what they are used to and what they'll need to pay attention to.

William has been very focused on the details of correct technique, preferring to slow down and work specific things rather than moving on or cutting corners for the sake of getting through the method materials. If you want to learn how to play completely, correctly, efficiently and without hurting yourself William is your teacher.

One of the things I appreciate the most is William's patience. He's a stickler for correct technique so he doesn't let errors slide, but he corrects in a way that is both helpful and encouraging. There's no bit of guidance that he's given me that, when I put it into practice, doesn't dramatically help my progress. I've learned in a very short time to really listen to him. He knows what he's talking about.

I can wholeheartedly recommend William to anyone wanting to learn to play guitar. He's one of the best music instructors I've ever had!

I'm happy to answer anyone's questions on my experiences with William or this review."
Dana
Took Classical Guitar lessons from William G.
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My 1st lesson with Jason was very relaxed & professional. I learned more in 45 minutes than the last 5 months on my own in regards to reading music, rhythm, timing and playing the notes on the staff. He is very patient and knowledgeable. His diversity in music provides an understanding of where you are at and where you want to go with music. I look forward to my next lesson with Jason.

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Ernest
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jason J.
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"Our first session focused first on what I want to learn and where I am right now. Most enjoyable. He knows his stuff."
Hal
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ruben D.
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"Rebecca has a firm grasp of music and is able to convey it to the student. She knows how to show you how to improve what you are practicing, I think her varied background is very helpful no matter what you are studying."
Eric
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Rebecca F.
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"Nothing but good things to say about Brendon. Aside from his insane talent as a composer and musician, he was phenom with our son Max. A few thoughts below...

We knew Brendon was the right person to help our son Max on day one with TakeLessons, when we wrote to 4 or 5 potential instructors. The other folks wrote back and just said 'sure, I'm here, happy to help'. But Brendon wrote back with thoughts about the pieces Max needed to learn for his audition, a rough outline of a plan, and shared enough about himself that we knew he had truly 'heard' what we needed were looking for. That kind of thoughtfulness is unique.

Brendon is great with kids, and created instant rapport with Max over the video lessons. Brendon will always spend a little extra time than budgeted, which is appreciated. And his scheduling was flexible which always helps with us busy families. We did a few in person lessons and Max came away inspired - for classical guitar but also for music in general. Max's skills grew throughout, and he never resisted practicing; he looked forward to the lessons and the chance to talk about some guitar-related thing with Brendon.

Brendon isn't a big disciplinarian so after a few weeks I had a little chat with Max about what it means to respect your teacher, even if they seem young and cool and are on video. That's something I think parents need to monitor a little.

Recommended w/o any hesitation. If you have Brendon in mind you're headed in the right direction for sure. -MR"
marc
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Brendon R.
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"Marc is a great classical guitar teacher. He makes learning fun and easy. I highly recommend him."
Annette
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Marc M.
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"Michael is a knowledgeable and patient teacher who is capable of adjusting on the fly to the student and their ability to learn. During lessons he has been able to draw out what I have learned in the distant past and expand upon it in a way that has begun to build a good foundation for me to practice with. I highly recommend him as an instructor."
Eric
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Michael K.
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"I really enjoyed my first lesson. Looking forward to working with Joey!"
Alice
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joseph R.
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